CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CVAG and the Comox Valley Arts invites current and past Comox Valley culture makers – artists, writers, performers, collaborators, creative collectives and cultural thinkers to submit work for IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE, a thematic show that explores the diverse relationships found in the creation of dialogue between visuals and words.
online submission form deadline Saturday, May 20 (CVA)
in-person submission form deadline 5pm, Saturday May 20, 2017 (CVAG)
delivery of submitted work to CVAG Tuesday May 16 to Saturday May 20, 2017
IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Independent or collaborative contributors may submit a work for exhibition in response to the theme.
Work in all media including, but not limited to: visual arts, sound art, time-based + media arts, print + written word, performance + live art, site-specific installations, non-traditional formats, mobile and social media, experimental and interdisciplinary explorations will be considered. Traditional or mixed processes, repurposing, upcycling or more hybrid creative approaches are welcomed.
EXHIBITION THEME – IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE: CREATING DIALOGUE
First we see. Later we translate the seen into utterances, sounds, words and then back again. Words are scribed. As the text is read, imagery is inspired. And so it goes image to text to image…
The implications of these translations are immense. Stories change, memory interferes, reality is uncertain, misunderstandings can ensue. The possibilities are endless.
There can be a blurring of the lines. Imagery and text can be hybridized. Does this make meanings clearer? Perhaps some fun can be had exploring the relationships between image and text.
What can emerge when the interstitial spaces between words and text are entered? What new dialogues might develop? Down through the ages and in our current culture image and text have been hybridized to get the point across. There is always something new to say or a new way to say something.
IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE: CREATING DIALOGUE – What is my inspiration?
Transformation and expanded possibility through new relationships of image to text to image:
– what is said, not said, should be said
– interruptions, arguments, declarations and notifications
– the implied, signals and secret codes
– graphics and blank pages
– messages: handwritten and/or word processed, texted, etc.
– images: hand drawn and/or photographed
– affections and disenchantments
– the truth and the lie
– getting it all down or not
The art opening for the exhibition IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE will coincide with the 6TH ANNUAL ELEVATE THE ARTS FESTIVAL, a free festival of art culture and ideas that hits the streets May 31-June 3 2017 in Downtown Courtenay. “Celebrating 6 years of breaking down barriers between culture producers and culture consumers through street-level DIY community collaborations, the 2017 festival theme is “The Experiment” Enquire, engage, experiment and expose the beauty, tensions and possibilities of the universe in the streets of the city.” For more information, or to get involved, visit www.elevatethearts.com